• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Spruce Railroad Trail EA

sunset over lake crescent

The Spruce Railroad Trail skirts the north shore of Lake Crescent.

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**NEW**
The 2012 Spruce Railroad Trail Environmental Assessment (SRRT EA) has been completed and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was released September 6, 2012. The selected alternative (Alternative 5) calls for improving the Spruce Railroad Trail for universal accessibility by building an eight-foot wide asphalt trail with an adjacent three-foot wide gravel shoulder. This project is part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

The FONSI, errata, and one attachment have been added to the Olympic National Park Spruce Railroad Trail page of the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website. Additional project planning and background documents are also available there.

 

FAQ on Spruce Railroad Trail EA and FONSI

News Release accouncing Spruce Railroad Trail EA FONSI.

Spruce Railroad Trail pages on NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website

More about visiting the Lake Crescent area.

Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.